Micah William Matheny

5 April 1857–24 October 1911 (Age 54)
Dayton, Yamhill, Oregon, United States

The Life of Micah William

When Micah William Matheny was born on 5 April 1857, in Dayton, Yamhill, Oregon, United States, his father, Joel Pennington Matheny, was 26 and his mother, Minerva W Gholson, was 33. He married Laura Jane Kirk on 14 January 1886, in Nez Perce, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Washington, District of Columbia, United States in 1880 and Anatone, Asotin, Washington, United States in 1900. He died on 24 October 1911, in Asotin, Asotin, Washington, United States, at the age of 54.

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Micah William Matheny
Laura Jane Kirk
Marriage: 14 January 1886
Nellie I Matheny
Elwin Lewis Matheny
Lila Ann Matheny
William Berry Matheny

Spouse and Children

14 January 1886
Nez Perce, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)

1859 · Oregon Becomes a State

Age 2

Oregon became the 33rd state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. 
1865 · Assassination Plot

Age 8

On April 14,1865, an assassination plot takes place. The first shot is President Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth while at Ford's Theater. The second is the secretary of State William H. Seward who is stabbed multiple times. The final is suppose to be the vice president Andrew Johnson but the would be assassin got cold feet.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 15

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English: of French (possibly Huguenot) origin. According to family tradition, this is a habitational name from a place called Mathenay in the French Alps.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Michael Matheny, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Micah Mathews, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mike Matheny in household of Joel Matheny, "United States Census, 1880"

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